When a writer writes a book, he thinks carefully of the words he uses. He needs words and phrases that will paint a picture that the reader can see in his mind’s eye. Consider the difference between these two sentences:
Early in the morning, he walked down the street.
The sun was about to greet the day when he was already walking briskly down the street while a light breeze played with his hair.
Major difference isn’t it? The first sentence just gave information. The second sentence gave information with a picture.
It is not only the words of writers that have such big impact. It’s the words that come out of our mouths as well. The difference is that our words ALWAYS paint a picture. When we moan and complain we paint a picture of suffering and a God who doesn’t care. When we testify to His goodness in thankfulness, we paint a picture of a God that provides.
We focus so easily on all the negative things around us, that we forget to be thankful for all the positive things in our lives.
Today you have a choice – what picture are you going to paint with your words?